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Product News
2020/04/17
LUNA Recording System: ANALOG SOUND AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT

LUNA transforms Apollo interfaces into the most inspiring and fully‑integrated Mac‑based recording systems on the planet.




A FAST, NATURAL
WORKFLOW
Deep Apollo
Integration




INSTANT CLASSIC
CONSOLE SOUND
Built-In
Neve® Summing




WARMTH AND PUNCH
ON DEMAND
Integrated
Multitrack Tape




INCREDIBLE REALISM
TO FUEL INSPIRATION
All-New LUNA
Instruments
 
 
The First Recording Platform with Deep Apollo Integration
 

LUNA gives Apollo owners the fastest recording environment for music production, editing, and mixing. In addition to its seamless hardware‑software integration with Thunderbolt‑equipped* Apollo and Arrow interfaces, LUNA Recording System allows capturing audio through DSP‑powered UAD plug‑ins with no discernible latency, as well as offering new Accelerated Realtime MonitoringTM — which provides analog‑style tracking and overdubbing workflows using Apollo’s onboard DSP acceleration.

LUNA Extensions
Unlock Analog Sounds and Workflows
 

Far beyond plug‑ins, LUNA Extensions are built into the fabric of LUNA's mixer, giving you authentic analog sounds without having to manage multiple plug‑in windows.

Neve Summing

 

Create with precisely emulated analog summing from the famed Neve 80 series consoles. This optional LUNA Extension will transform a clean, sterile mix to sound as if it was mixed on a classic Neve desk.

Studer Analog Tape
 

Get the punch and texture of magnetic tape on any audio or instrument track with the optional Studer A800 Tape Recorder Extension. Simply adjust per‑track Saturation controls to add harmonics, and tweak further with master controls like Tape Formula, Tape Speed (IPS), and more.

LUNA Instruments
Fuel your Inspiration
 

LUNA Instruments bring UA’s expertise in modeling, sampling, and synthesis to software instruments, creating a new level of realism.

RavelTM Grand Piano


A breathtaking emulation of a Steinway Model B† grand piano based on UA's exclusive sampling, physical modeling, and new Ultra‑ResonanceTM technology, giving you all the sonic nuance of this studio classic. Captured at Ocean Way Studios, Ravel gives you an immaculately recorded studio piano that’s album-ready, with easy‑to‑use Tone, Dynamics, and Microphone controls, as well as an innovative Reverse feature for startlingly creative sounds and textures.

Moog®Minimoog
 

Developed in partnership with Moog Music, the Minimoog LUNA Instrument is an incredibly accurate and inspiring emulation of Bob Moog's pioneering synthesizer. By perfectly capturing every nuance of the classic Moog oscillators and ladder filters and harnessing discrete transistor VCA modeling, the Minimoog LUNA Instrument faithfully captures every detail and anomaly of this classic instrument used by everyone from Parliament-Funkadelic to Kraftwerk, Dr. Dre, and more.

Shape
 

A comprehensive creative toolkit included free with LUNA, Shape is a painstakingly curated LUNA Instrument featuring a collection of the best vintage keys, drums/percussion, guitar/bass, orchestral content, and realtime synthesis, from Universal Audio, Spitfire Audio, and more. Craft professional textures developed by leading sound design experts, and take your inspiration further with intuitive controls and powerful effects.

Spitfire Audio
 

 
Expertly sampled and recorded at London's AIR Studios, Spitfire Audio's industry‑leading Chamber Strings, Symphonic Woodwinds, and Symphonic Brass will give your compositions the same professional gloss used by top producers for film, TV, and video game scores, plus chart‑topping pop and R&B records.

LUNA Technology
Work the Way you Want
 
 
Using an all-new audio architecture built from the ground up, LUNA brings audio recording into a new era. Intelligent workflow and compatibility features let you capture inspiration the moment it strikes.

Accelerated Realtime MonitoringTM


No more toggling between Apollo's Console app and your DAW, or messing with buffer settings. Accelerated Realtime Monitoring uses Apollo’s onboard DSP to give you deterministic, sub‑2ms recording latency — from input to output — for fast analog-style tracking and overdubbing workflows with UAD plug‑ins and LUNA Instruments.

Realtime UAD Processing
 

Track, overdub, and mix with UAD plug-ins in real time, including Unison mic preamp plug‑ins from Neve, Manley, API, Avalon, and more, while enjoying seamless transitions between tracking, overdubbing, and playback.


Session Autosave
LUNA is constantly saving, so you'll never lose your work again, no matter what happens.
 
Persistent Undo
Harness undo/redo even after closing and re-opening sessions.
 
Contextual Editing & Browsing
LUNA intelligently switches tools and viewing modes for less menu diving during the creative process.
 
AAF Imports
Seamlessly integrate with other DAWs and easily import sessions using the industry‑standard Advanced Authoring Format (AAF).
 
Run Audio Units Plug‑Ins and VIs
Easily use your favorite AU plug-ins and AU virtual instruments inside LUNA.
 
Unlimited Track Count
Record and playback as many tracks as your Thunderbolt‑equipped Mac can handle.